Sunday, 18 November 2018

Elizabethan Nosegay

Hi there, it's me ..... Barbara (from The Flashing Scissors)

Long time no see! 

Look what happened to me this week! 

I was so determined to have some stitching to show ..... 

I'd been meaning to finish this little sachet for sooo long, (actually I mentioned it "here" in July last year) and this Friday I finally set to ..... and promptly wrecked the the whole thing!!

I thought I knew what I was doing, but I must have rushed at it!

The instructions say to stitch the front and back together one square out from the outer row of cross stitches. I machine stitched around the design, on each piece - the front and the back - one square out and then cut away the outer fabric, one square away from that machine stitched row! What was I thinking of! 

When I re-read the instructions I saw I should have left a 1 cm seam! Aaaargh!

The Flashing Scissors

So, now I am very carefully hand stitching around the edge ..... and hoping I can salvage the poor little sachet somehow!

The Flashing Scissors

You would not believe the number of times I have read these instructions in the past!

Hope you are having a better stitching time than me (or should that be "I")!  Doh!

Happy Stitching!
Barbara xxx

Friday, 9 November 2018

An Australian Christmas....

So, this week in the tub of "(sometimes) No Return", during the Neverending Quest to clean out my Girl's Nest ready for the Big Move, I found my "The Twelve Days of Christmas:Australian Version. The last time I posted about this was in September, 2014

Anyhoo, this is where I found the piece yesterday, desperately languishing at the bottom of the tub.

... and this is my progress....

... and to finish, here is an Impressionist version of some roses from my garden (using the Artista Impresso app on my phone to create it).


P.S. Click on this pic below to find out all about my latest Giveaway - closes in one day! -  this coming Sunday.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Are you being Haunted??????

This week in the tub of "(sometimes) No Return", I found this cute piece, halfway finished: "Haunted" by Lizzie Kate.  (Not sure when I last stitched on this - cannot find a post about it anywhere) but anyway, here it is - back in the light of day, so to speak.

So I stitched (and frogged - boo hoo) ...

... and then frogged and stitched some more and finally had a Happy Dance!

 Thought I would just finish with some roses from my garden.


P.S. Click on the pic below to find out how to enter my latest Girl's Nest Giveaway - closes November 11.